Storme Webber

Storme Webber is a Two Spirit Sugpiaq/Black/Choctaw poet and interdisciplinary artist. Her work is cross genre, incorporating text, performance, audio and altar installation, archival photographs and collaboration in order to engage with ideas of history, lineage, gender, race and sexuality. Her practice explores liminal identities, survivance and decolonization, and does so in a blues-based experimental manner, often incorporating acapella vocals.

She has received numerous honors and residencies; including from Hedgebrook, Ragdale and Banff Arts Centre, and recently was honored with the James W Ray Award. Her first solo museum exhibition, “Casino: A Palimpsest”, was presented at Frye Art Museum in Seattle. Minh Nyguyen, in Art in America, wrote:  “Rather than erect divisions between personal art and historical archives, “Casino” considered the intangible properties by which art and poetry are connected to family, ancestry, language, and public memory, revealing intergenerational, underground histories of resilience.”

Her most recent book, “Blues Divine” is available from her website, along with its companion CD recording. Currently at work on the next touring iteration of the exhibition, “Casino: A Palimpsest”, and it’s manuscript.

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  1. […] Storme Webber is a two spirit – a term for an indigenous identity that has existed for over a thousand years. This term refers to an individual who possesses both the male and female spirits within them and those who identify as such have certain responsibilities within the community, particularly with those who are most vulnerable. Webber is a poet and interdisciplinary artist living and working in Seattle. In addition to several published works of poetry, Webber exibits art internationally and is the recipient of many awards for her work. To hear about the depth and complexity of her work – including live readings of some of her poetry that possesses a musicality that is simply inaccessible on the page – listen to the complete interview. […]